To my readers, I will be in transition until the beginning of April. I am not sure how much I will be posting until then. I have left my position at BCG Attorney Search in order to pursue some exciting new directions. More in this space in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, I wanted to share with you some thoughts about giving notice when you leave a job.
Working for someone else always involves some element of compromise. No supervisor will ever do things exactly the way you like. During the course of your employment, you may have the chance to voice your differing views on how business should be done (or how law should be practiced). But standing at the exit door is not the place to voice your criticism. Rather, it is a time to be thankful for the positives. On that note, here is the letter of resignation that I submitted to the CEO of BCG Attorney Search:
It is with sadness that I write to hand in my resignation, effective immediately (March 16, 2009). For the past four years I have had the privilege of working with some great people at BCG and I have learned a tremendous amount about recruiting. I have even earned a good living in some of these years.
Unfortunately, 2008 was not one of those years and 2009 is not shaping up much better. At the same time, I believe that there are much better ways that I can serve the legal community at this time.
Please let me know how I can effect an orderly transition of my candidates to other BCG recruiters.
If you would like to reach me by phone, please try me by cell phone at 617-851-2319. Starting today, I will be using my personal e-mail account which is email@example.com .